18-MAR-2018: Institute of Ophthalmology organises ?Diabetic Retinopathy CME?
Aligarh, March 18: Institute of Ophthalmology organises ?Diabetic Retinopathy CME?
Aligarh, March 18: The Institute of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in collaboration with the Vitreo Retina Society-India (VRSI) today organised a ?Diabetic Retinopathy CME? .
Speaking as a chief-guest, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that Institute of Ophthalmology in AMU was established in 1952 and since then it has been a premier institute.
Institute of Ophthalmology has all the modern equipment and it is capable of providing finest postgraduate clinical training and research in all super specialties of ophthalmology. , he added
?It is the duty of the faculty to train people and there should be efforts to play a big role through outreach programmes,? said the Vice Chancellor adding that that the faculty members of the institute are doing a commendable job.
AMU has adopted five villages and there is a lot of medical work which can be done in these villages. ?The Institute of Ophthalmology can set examples and take the lead by its services,? he said adding that the university administration is always there to support all university departments, faculties and institutes.
The Guest-of-Honour, AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Tabassum Shahab said that AMU has a District Early Intervention Centre with state-of-art facilities and it is the only such centre in Uttar Pradesh. ?People from different parts of Uttar Pradesh and other places look up to JNMC for treatments and we have to provide them with the best medical facilities,? he added.
He further said that there should also be a CME on retinopathy of children as infants born under the weight of two kgs are often observed to develop eye problems.
Prof S C Sharma (Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC) said that people with diabetes suffer with diabetic retinopathy as high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. ?These blood vessels can swell and leak or they can close, stopping blood from passing through eventually leading to a loss of vision,? said Prof Sharma.
Thanking the organisers of the CME, Prof Sharma said that it is hoped that the CME will benefit the resident doctors and faculty members.
Dr Prashant Bawankule (FAICO?Retina, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and Treasurer, VRSI) said that laser treatment or photocoagulation is usually very effective at preventing vision loss if it is done before the retina has been severely damaged. ?Surgical removal of the vitreous gel may also help improve vision if the retina has not been severely damaged,? he said.
Dr Bawankule appreciated efforts of the organising team of the CME and participants for attending the programme.
Prof Saiyid Nasir Askari (Organising Chairman of the programme and Director, Institute of Ophthalmology) said that the since the diabetic disease has exploded out of proportions and India is on the verge of becoming the diabetic capital of the world. ?The economic, social and medical implications of the disease are enormous and diabetologists, retina specialists, nephrologists and cardiovascular specialists have a special role to play in fighting diabetes,? said Prod Askari.
Dr Abdul Waris (Organising Secretary) said that JNMC has all the facilities for a tertiary care diabetic retinopathy centre. He added that the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology already caters to a bulk of diabetics from Uttar Pradesh with a potential of becoming a tertiary diabetic care centre of North India.
Prof Seemi Zaka-ur-Rab proposed the vote of thanks, while Dr Naheed Akhtar conducted the programme.
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